This gal was keeping a box full of cash, representing her literal and metaphorical aspirations to attend medical school. She’s in her last semester and has worked for 5 ½ years to get to this point. She keeps savings from her various service jobs in this box and cashes the contents once she has reached enough for tuition. Gotta say, it’s a questionable decision for storing savings, but that’s beside the point.
She posted her experience to r/AITA (Am I the A-Hole), a Reddit sub where people post stories about disagreements in their own lives to see if they were in the wrong. The original poster (OP),
u/Personal-Muddy, shared her story to see if she was in the wrong for reporting her boyfriend to the police for the theft of the cash, which ultimately led to his arrest.
As commenters have pointed out here… He is not being arrested because she reported him to the police; he is being arrested because he stole $14k in cash. His actions have landed him in this situation, and he needs to be prepared to deal with the consequences.
“DO NOT DROP THE CHARGES,” one commenter, Bruiscear, warned. “14k is a HUGE amount of money.
“His family are lying. They are not going to pay you back. Your BF’s first response was to lie: he only admitted the theft afterwards. They will take off and run, and you’ll never see him or any of them ever again.”
“Why would you drop the charges?? He STOLE from you. He deserves to go to prison. Also, If you do drop the charges, it’s possible that any insurance you have will be nullified.”
“You might be able to borrow money from somewhere – but they would need to see evidence of your ability to save money – you’ll need the police report number as part of this application.”
“If his family are banging on about paying the money back, tell them that they can sell one of their cars ASAP and pay you back, as courts usually charge interest on money judgements.”